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partake in something

to participate in something. Valerie does not care to partake in those childish games. I would like to partake in the fun.
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partake of something

1. to have a portion of something, such as food or drink. Would you care to partake of this apple pie with me? I would like to partake of that fine dinner I see set out on the table.
2. to take part in or experience something. Sarah had always wanted to partake of the good life. Roger had no intention of partaking of the events offered at the fair.
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partake in

To participate in some activity; share in something: The reporter criticized the company that partook in the secret meeting with government officials.
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partake of

To use, consume, or participate in something shared with others: I hope that the guests will partake of the delicious dinner I prepared.
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References in classic literature ?
At a wayside restaurant I partook of an omelette and some wine, and was charged for the idyllic repast a thaler and a half.
So be it," said Louis, faintly, for, as Mazarin had said, the name of Colbert was quite unknown to him, and he thought the enthusiasm of the cardinal partook of the delirium of a dying man.
Their writings sprang immediately from the soul-and partook intensely of that soul's nature.
Chopper and her daughters on his return to Somers' Town that evening, and they talked about military gents and West End men with great exultation as the family sate and partook of tea.
NNA - National News Agency correspondent, Sanaa Nehmeh, on Wednesday reported that Lebanon partook on the first meeting in Brussels for the foreign ministers of the countries of the international US-led anti-ISIS coalition, in presence of 60 states, in order in to develop means to face this terrorist organization.
Later, Bozdag partook in a luncheon at the International Balkan University.
Having a drink with meals was normal for Colby College (ME) senior Catherine Welch when she studied abroad in Nepal Although drinks with meals is not customary in Nepal she and other American students she met there partook in social drinking when they went out.
I felt that I had participated in a process of creating something that partook of the beautiful perfection of God, and it became the driving metaphor of my life.
Later, the man partook of red deer meat and possibly more cereals.
The theme for the gala evening was the centennial year of the non-profit, non-sectarian National Jewish, and the black tie crowd partook of food and entertainment with a decade-by-decade flavor.